"This Cucumber Salad is made with onions and creamy salad dressing. Very easy!" — Mona
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cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
red onion, thinly sliced
creamy salad dressing
salt and pepper to taste
I made this last night after work and it was so easy. I used "Renee's cucumber and dill" dressing (and put in a bit more for extra taste). It was so good, I thought I had made enough so that I would be able to take some to work for lunch, but it was so good, the kids ate it all!
this recipe was easy, but it tasted too bland. I had to doctor it up a bit just to make it a lil more tangy. Dill weed and a bit of vinegar helped lots.
Very simple and fresh tasting. I added a little dill weed. As for slicing them real thin, I cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise and used a potato peeler..very simple solution. Also, the cucumbers were out of my garden so I left the skins on. I don't know if it would be so asthetically pleasing without the skins.
This is delicious and so simple.
Use a mandoline to slice the cucumbers - fast and easy!
Slicing the cucumbers thin is what helps them soak up the flavor of the dressing. My favorite dressing to use is simply seasoned rice vinegar and a little fresh ground black pepper.No need to add oil. then you can also add grape tomatoes sliced in half,red or green onions,and a little sweet red pepper.
For more flavor I replaced the cream dressing with an olive oil and basalmic vinagerette with minced garlic, black pepper, sea salt, and whole-grained mustard. I also sliced the cukes and onions 1/8" thick on a mandollin.
Two stars, mainly for the choice of ingredients but I felt the method needed refining. I salted the cucumber slices lightly and let them sit on a clean teacloth for about 20 minutes. I also soaked the red onion slices in cold water for about 20 minutes. The soaking 'sweetens' the onion. Then I wrung the cucumbers out in a clean teacloth and patted the cucumber and onion dry.I like Bren's simple rice vinegar and pepper for a dressing or a spritz of good balsamic vinegar. (This soaking method is always used for cucumber sunomono when preparing Japanese salads.) I always 'sweeten' red onion if it's being eaten raw. This is perhaps time-consuming, no snap, but I enjoy the results. It's worth the effort.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cucumber Salad II
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 45
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